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Free Images of Fabulous Coral Fungi
Clavulina cristata 

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*** Warning ***

I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Clavulina cristata
[Cockscomb Coral] 

Clavulina cristata is also known as Clavulina coralloides is commonly known as the Cockscomb Coral.  Fruiting bodies look similar to coral and are branched an upright up to 8 cm tall and wide.   The colouring is chalk white aging to a dirty white or grey.  Take a look at the base, they often look blackish due to a parasitic fungus.   Look for the "cristate" branch tips.  They are flattened and have several tiny points.  Branches are flattened at the apex and are toothed, hence the name Cockscomb.  

This species is very common and widespread in Ontario.  It fruits on the ground in woody debris.

 

Clavulina cristata white coral fungus.

Clavulina cristata - 1
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina cristata white coral fungus on pine tree needles.

Clavulina cristata - 2
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides white coral fungus.

Clavulina cristata - 3
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides white coral looking fungus.

Clavulina cristata - 4
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides white coral fungi.

Clavulina cristata - 5
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides Cockscomb coral.

Clavulina cristata - 6
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides Cockscomb coral fungus.

Clavulina cristata - 7
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides Clavulina cristata

Clavulina cristata - 8
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides, Clavulina cristata, Cockscomb coral.

Clavulina cristata - 9
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Clavulina coralloides

Clavulina cristata - 10
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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White coral fungus with spikey tips.

Clavulina cristata - 11
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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White coral fungus black fuzzy tips

Clavulina cristata - 12
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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Ontario white coral fungus Clavulina cristata.

Clavulina cristata - 13
[Photographed in Northern Ontario in late summer.]

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